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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

IBM Linux Ad

Another Linux ad. This is from IBM and its wonderful!! Take a look at it!

Remember the milk!

Every one of us needs to manage our tasks every day. It can be anything from project related tasks to shopping list. In my opinion Rememberthemilk is the best among all the softwares I ever used. It has almost everything I wanted from a "To Do list manager".

A bit of history....
The project was started in August, 2004 and the first release was made in October, 2005. The founders are all from Australia and Only three people are behind this project(Emily, Omar and Bob)!!!

  1. Web based.
  2. Interactive user experience using Ajax.
  3. Tag support for grouping task lists.
  4. Netvibes, Google calendar integration were recently added!
  5. Mobile version of rememberthemilk.
  6. Multilanguage support.
  7. Remainders in messenger and email.
Its worth a try... check it out!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Truth happens!

Any open source enthusiast will love this video as I did and I hope you like it as well!!! :)

Saturday, February 17, 2007

In-Game advertising getting hot!

After the google's acquisition of AdScape Media I researched about In-Game advertising industry and here are the facts.

What is In-game advertising?
In-game advertising is another kind of advertising where the advertisements are placed inside the computer games. In-game advertising dates back to late 70's where the in-game advertising was purely static. The advertisements will be created during the development and It can never be changed. But now, its an era of dynamic In-game advertising. In dynamic In-game advertising the advertisements can be altered remotely by advertising agency.

Why its hot?
According to these sources, the size of computer gaming industry is more than $38 billion and its growing rapidly. With the recent releases of Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PS3 gaming consoles, gaming industry is reaching new levels. Computer games engage the gamer fully and no longer considered to be just for entertainment, It has a high potential for advertising which is not tapped so far. And virtual reality games like Second Life adds fuel to the fire of In-game advertising.

Who's is in?

Google acquires AdscapeMedia!

Google yesterday acquired AdScape Media for $23 million! Adscape media is the video game advertising company and the developer of the worlds first in-game advertising. Advertising is taking a big leap nowadays and with acquisition of AdScape google plans to widen its advertising empire. There are new innovative ways to advertise now and In-game advertising is one such an example.

To know more about in-game advertising click here.

From Wikipedia..
"2005 spending on in-game advertising was USD$56 million, and this figure is estimated to grow to $1.8 billion by 2010"

Its obvious that google is planning to seize the growing opportunity by its new acquisition.

Friday, February 16, 2007

What is a recursive program? Its cool!

Best example of the recursive program I have ever seen! Its simple and cool!

I got this in a forward mail.I admire the creativity of the person who created this image. What do you think buddy?

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Get free NetBeans CD!!!

Are you a Java Programmer? If you want to try one of the best Java IDE you can order the NetBeanse CD for free!! It will be delivered at your door for free!!

Link for Ordering Netbeans world tour CD:

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Yahoo Messenger integrated to Yahoo mail!

Finally Yahoo integrated its messenger with Yahoo mail. It was a great feature in Gmail and now Yahoo mail follows it. I wish online chat history is available in Yahoo messenger integration. I was expecting this for long time and finally it arrived now. Still I am waiting for my mail account to get activated with messenger. Here is the screen cast from Yahoo employee...